Clemens Aircraft Completes 11th Beechjet G5000 Upgrade

Panel upgrade allows Beechjets to operate in more airports and in lower minimums globally.

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Garmin's G5000 brings a slew of upgrades to the Beechjet cockpit, enhancing the utility of the twinjet.Garmin

Kansas-based Clemens Aircraft has completed their 11th consecutive G5000 integrated flight deck upgrade in its fleet of Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP business jets, Garmin announced in a press release on Wednesday. The modifications include the integrated flight deck, winglets, new paint jobs, and interior changes.

“After all of these upgrades, the G5000 in the Beechjet provides the best value when compared to other aircraft in its class,” said Dwayne Clemens, owner of Clemens Aircraft, in the release.

The integrated flight deck features three high-resolution, 12-inch displays with multi-pane capability. Pilots can use these displays to access multiple sets of information at once, such as charts, TCAS, and weather. Two touchscreen display/controllers are mounted on the center column and operate as the primary crew interface in the cockpit, with an intuitive graphical menu that simplifies workload. Additionally, with the G5000 upgrade, the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP receives an FAA and EASA rule-compliant ADS-B Out solution, which gives the aircraft access to more airports and lower minimums worldwide and makes the airplane legal to fly after the mandate goes into effect on January 1, 2020.

“These upgrades significantly expand our operational capability through a combination of benefits such as lower approach minimums because of access to WAAS/LPV approaches, an increase in useful load of over 300 pounds and an overall reduction in operational costs,” Clemens said.